An MP says Mother Teresa was a conspiracy to Christianize India. As this will cause controversy, readers are asked to read books by Christopher Hitchens who has written extensively on this topic, and can be seen in google. In one instance, Mother Teresa wrote to a California judge to not prosecute a person who was robbing middle class pensioners to give money to Mother Teresa to further the cause of Christianity in India. Of course the US judge was shocked by such acts and rebuked it.
- 23 Jun 2016
Strange are our ways. For Mahatma Gandhi, a Mahatma, but there is no shortage of critics against him, and no apology is demanded from his critics. Various sections including Dalits repeatedly abuse and critique Gandhi and they don’t get ridiculed. However, when it comes to Mother Teresa, it seems like you cannot criticize Mother Teresa? If one does, you are termed communal. The Loksatta editor, had to apologize for publishing an editorial critical of sainthood for Mother Teresa (so much for free speech)? Arguably, there is much been written about the baggage, lack of transparency, and deeds (or maybe “misdeeds”) surrounding Mother Teresa. Should we not let this be examined in public?
- 23 Mar 2016
Recently a film “The Letters” was released to show Mother Teresa to be women of great piety and heroic virtue, this could be a precursor to her being named a saint. However, several groups have genuine grievances and issues with her and the charity she ran. These claim say that “She and her charity raised millions of dollars from dubious sources, but only 7% went to so called charities, hospices and orphanages which were substandard and abusive, and served as nothing more than death bed conversion centers and a front for raising money for the Vatican empire.”
Source: Justice for Hindus
- 7 Dec 2015
To encourage and speed up adoptions from orphanages, the Central Govt after much deliberations with the public at large over many months, issued new rules allow couples or singles to adopt children. This was done as a way to help the children and the would be parents at large. The Missionaries of Charity, the name for the Mother Teresa charity, object to the new secular and liberal views which they feel contract their own Christian beliefs. Their beliefs are for them. But what has that got to do with the children – why does this NGO not want to act in the best interests of the children? Are the children being asked to follow rigid christian beliefs even though the vast majority never were Christians?
- 22 Oct 2015